ICCS seminar series 2016/17

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The ICCS runs a monthly seminar series during term time, inviting guest academics and practitioners to present their latest research on a range of contemporary security issues. Seminars are free to attend and open to all.

Podcasts

Podcast: Political settlements and the search for feasible anti-corruption strategies

Podcast: Political settlements and the search for feasible anti-corruption strategies
Description
Feasible anti-corruption strategies that have a positive developmental impact in developing countries are likely to be bottom-up solutions to sectoral problems where powerful interests can be induced to behave in more productive ways in their own interest.
Date:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Podcast: Acceptance of austerity policies: evidence from a survey experiment

Podcast: Acceptance of austerity policies: evidence from a survey experiment
Description
Using the case of Greece as a country still under heavy austerity measures, we examine how populist framing of austerity by non-austerity parties changes the levels of support for egocentric and sociotropic political issues.
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018

More than Fighting for Peace? Conflict Resolution, UN Peacekeeping, and the Role of Training Military Personnel

Description
Delivered by David Curran (Research Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University), this podcast examines the role of training military personnel for UN peacekeeping, looking particularly at the role of approaches drawn from the conflict resolution field.
Date:
Thursday 16th November 2017

Roundtable: The Social Construction of Trust

Description
The podcast is taken from the final Roundtable of an ICCS workshop held at the University of Birmingham in September 2017.
Date:
Wednesday 25th October 2017

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks

Podcast: Roundtable: The UK terror attacks
Description
The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security brought together a panel of experts to address issues of radicalization, security and foreign policy, policing and intelligence, and counter-terrorism legislation
Date:
Wednesday 9th August 2017

Podcast: Can Organisations Be Trustworthy?

Podcast: Can Organisations Be Trustworthy?
Description
Speaker: Professor Katherine Hawley (University of St Andrews), Chair: Dr Jonathan Parry.
Date:
Wednesday 1st March 2017

Podcast: Social Trust in International Relations

Podcast: Social Trust in International Relations
Description
Speaker: Dr Vince Keating (University of Southern Denmark).
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Podcast: Education and Peace-Building in Deeply Divided Societies

Podcast: Education and Peace-Building in Deeply Divided Societies
Description
Speaker: Dr Giuditta Fontana (University of Birmingham). Education reform is often hailed as a panacea after civil wars: it is expected to reformulate identities, heal the wounds of war, reconcile future citizens, and include the formerly marginalised into the political, cultural and economic institutions of the state. But which education reforms are promoted in peace agreements in practice? And how do schools foster peace and stability after civil wars?
Date:
Friday 27th January 2017

Podcast: Global Governance for the Anthropocene: Nuclear Weapons and the Global Ecology

Podcast: Global Governance for the Anthropocene: Nuclear Weapons and the Global Ecology
Description
This seminar considers the global governance challenges of the Anthropocene in two areas: nuclear weapons, and the global ecology. Speaker: Dr Anthony Burke, Chair: Professor Nicholas Wheeler.
Date:
Friday 16th September 2016

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